Have you ever heard of cake pops? I hadn't until I happened across a blog posted by someone else, I can't even remember who it was or I'd post their link too but I do remember they were from Australia! I searched in yahoo on how to make them, found a vague recipe and followed it with guessing how to do the parts that weren't real well explained. Here's what we did to make our Cake Pops!
We started with just a regular chocolate cake. Nothing special about it just a box cake mix. I've got a while cake mix I want to try too but we have to eat all the chocolate ones we made first!
We baked the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. Used water, oil and eggs and the cake mix of course and put it in the oven and baked it.
When it was finished I let it sit out over night so it could cool off really good. I just left mine in the pan covered with a kitchen towel and it worked just fine for me.
After we had everything out and sorted we took two forks and chopped the cake into little crumbs. The smaller the crumbs the easier it was to make the cake balls.
Once the cake was all crumbled in a large bowl I took a tablespoon and poured two scoops into my hands. I rolled and kneeded with my thumb and squashed and rolled some more to make round balls. Some don't turn out so you just re-do them but that's ok. It takes a few times to make sure you get them perfect. After the balls were laid out on the wax paper on a cookie sheet we took wooden skewers and put them in the center of the balls. Then we put them all in the freezer to harden up.
While they were in the freezer we melted the chocolate. We didn't know what to start with so we melted semi-sweet bakers chocolate and white bakers chocolate in the microwave. After they were melted we took the cake pops out of the freezer one at a time and dipped them in the chocolate.
Then covered them with sprinkles right away.
After we did a bunch with sprinkles we decided to try the drizzling with white chocolate so after the chocolate set on the ones we had done we took the white chocolate, a spoon, and drizzled it on the cake pops. They turned out the best I think.
These are our Cake Pops. I hope you try them for yourself because they are super fun to make. There's millions of things you can do with them, any kind of cake, chocolate, sprinkles, etc. Make them your own!!!!